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Arnold Scholz

February 9, 1925 ~ January 13, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Obituary

Arnold F. Scholz, age 97 of St. Francis, quietly passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 21 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis with Rev. David Grundman officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis. Parish prayers will be held at 4 p.m. followed by the St. Francis Men’s Society at 6 p.m. Friday evening at the church.

Arnold Frank Scholz was born February 9, 1925 in Elmdale Township, Morrison County, Minnesota to Frank and Katherine (Schiller) Scholz. He attended Upsala Area Schools from the 1st through 12th grades and graduated in 1943. Arnold served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was united in marriage to Donna Mae Notch on June 25, 1952 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.  Arnold spent his life farming and raising his family on the same farm where he was born.

He was a faith filled man and a lifetime member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church where he served as usher for over 50 years and was a member of the St. Francis Men’s Society. Arnold enjoyed taking care of his farm animals and old time music. He was a humble, patient and selfless man, always willing to lend a helping hand to those who were in need.

Survivors include his loving wife of 70 years, Donna Mae Scholz of St. Francis; children, Mary (Jim) Koczur of Upsala, JoAnn (Jeff) Mo of Sauk Rapids, Michael (Lori) Scholz of Bowlus, David (Renee) Scholz of Upsala, Denise (Joe) LaForce of Little Falls, Stephen (Bonita) Scholz of Melrose, Eugene (Hilary) Scholz of Wausau, Wisconsin, and James Scholz of St. Francis; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and a sister, Victoria Kuefler of Sauk Rapids.

Arnold was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Joseph Scholz, his sister, Rita Enneking, and great granddaughter Zita Storey.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Melrose.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 20, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (St. Francis, Freeport, Minnesota)

Visitation
Saturday
January 21, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (St. Francis, Freeport, Minnesota)

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
January 21, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (St. Francis, Freeport, Minnesota)

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